The official event app for this year's all virtual Alaska Federation of Natives convention. This year's convention theme is "Good Government, Alaskans Decide." The conference will take place October 15 & 16, 2020 and will be entirely virtual -- TV, Radio and Livestream.
The annual convention serves as the principal forum and voice for the Alaska Native community in addressing critical issues of public policy and government. The convention convenes thousands of official delegates and participants from membership organizations across the state.
At the Convention, delegates discuss strategic opportunities and challenges, listen to memorable keynote speeches, hear reports from political leaders and presentations from expert panels, and share stories resilience, experiences, strengths, knowledge and hope for the future.
The resolutions passed by the voting delegates set the priorities for the year and guide AFNs efforts. The Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of Native peoples.
The Alaska Federation of Natives board of directors has decided that the 2020 Annual Convention will be virtual, citing on-going COVID-19 health and safety concerns. There will be no in-person component to the Convention, which was to be held in Anchorage at the Denaina Center this October.
The virtual convention, scheduled for October 15 and 16, 2020, will feature a combination of live presentations and pre-recorded videos of top local, state, federal, and Native leaders and elected officials, a keynote address by Alaska House Speaker Representative Bryce Edgmon (I), interactive panels, AFN Presidents Awards, and much more. The Convention will be viewable statewide via television, on KNBA radio, on social media and video platforms, and webcast. The popular cultural performances known as Quyana Alaska will be presented over two evenings as a best of show, using previously recorded performances.
The convention app and live stream are from Spoke Consulting.